Once in a while it actually rains a lot in southern California. And it’s usually in the early spring. With the right amount of luck, an explosion of orange poppies burst out all over. Freeways back up and no-name towns become sudden tourist attractions. I heard they even had to shut down access to the trails due to overpopulation of visitors. Well, not if you fly. Seeing this range of flowers all over kind of makes you feel like you just landed in the Wizard of Oz’s Munchkinland.